List of Tiny Toon Adventures characters
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The Tiny Toon Adventures animated television series features an extensive cast of characters. The show's central characters are mostly various forms of anthropomorphic animals, based on Looney Tunes characters from earlier films and shows. In the series, the characters attend a school called Acme Looniversity, set in the cartoon community of Acme Acres.
Buster Bunny (initially voiced by Charlie Adler and later by John Kassir) is a main character of the show along with Babs Bunny. Buster is a young, blue-and-white male rabbit with a red shirt and white gloves. Bugs Bunny is his mentor. In the last episode, It's a Wonderful Tiny Toon Christmas Special, Babs states that Buster is indeed her boyfriend. Adler voiced Buster in the cancelled video game Tiny Toon Adventures: Defenders of the Universe. Buster is based on the Chuck Jones version of Bugs Bunny, who was the calm and collected foil to Jones' incarnation of Daffy Duck and attacked others only when provoked.
Babs Bunny (voiced by Tress MacNeille) is a main character of the show along with Buster Bunny. Babs dislikes being addressed by her full name, Barbara Anne Bunny. She is a young, female pink rabbit with a yellow shirt, violet skirt, and violet bows in her ears. She can change her attire by spinning around (a nod to Wonder Woman) and can also do impressions of celebrities and famous fictional characters including Mae West, Popeye, and Jessica Rabbit, and a few others. Babs is based on the Bob Clampett version of Bugs Bunny, who was a constant trickster that liked to disguise himself to fool others. Buster and Babs do not share a family relationship and neither do Bugs and Lola, as they occasionally point out when introducing themselves.
Plucky Duck (voiced by Joe Alaskey at his "normal" age and Nathan Ruegger as a baby) is a young, green male duck in a white tank top. Plucky is based on Daffy Duck's later incarnations (often seen in Chuck Jones' post-1948 shorts), which depict him as a greedier, more selfish, vainglorious coward and foil to Bugs Bunny's later incarnation (which is cooler, calmer, and more collected), compared to the earlier versions where Daffy was just a wacky, troublemaking duck. However, Plucky does have moments of heroism and goodwill and is more often than not shown to care about his friends and value their feelings. Plucky is friends with Hamton J. Pig and Buster Bunny (although he frequently annoys Buster, again much like Daffy does with Bugs). Plucky constantly pines for the love of Shirley McLoon though she has extremely little patience for him. Also like Daffy Duck, Plucky is capable of flying with his wings but very rarely does so.
Hamton J. Pig
Hamton J. Pig (voiced by Don Messick in the TV series, Billy West in video games) is a young, pink male pig with blue overalls. Based on Porky Pig, Hamton's role in the series is as a straight man, often against Plucky Duck's antics. The only difference is that Hamton never stutters unlike his mentor and uncle, Porky. Hamton is also shown as an overeater obsessed with cleanliness. Since Don Messick's death in 1997, Billy West took over the role of Hamton in a few video games, including 1998's Tiny Toon Adventures: Toonenstein.
Elmyra Duff (voiced by Cree Summer) is a redheaded girl. She wears a blue blouse, a white skirt, black Mary Janes over white socks and a blue bow with a skull at the center. Despite being based on Elmer Fudd (she has a similar face to Elmer, her red hair has been revealed to be a wig on several occasions, and her last name backwards is a misspelled take on "Fudd"), she is a total role reversal of him. Instead of hunting animals, she cares for them to selfish lengths and falls into the stereotype of the "spoiled and piercing-voiced girl." She is one of the few human characters in the series, and like the animal characters, she attends Acme Looniversity where she also serves as the nurse. In two episodes, Elmyra's family is shown, including her mother, inventor father, typical '90s teen sister, younger brother, super-strong baby brother, and a maid.
Elmyra is obsessed with having animals as pets, and will chase them or trap them in order to take them to her house. Despite everything, she is utterly oblivious to the abuse that she is inflicting on animals.
She makes a few appearances in Animaniacs and starred along with Pinky and the Brain in a spin-off, Pinky, Elmyra & the Brain. Elmyra will not return in the upcoming reboot Tiny Toons: Looniversity.
Montana Max (voiced by Danny Cooksey), nicknamed "Monty", is a young, brown-haired boy and the main antagonist. Based on Yosemite Sam (mostly in the fact that Max has an actual American location in his name, just like Sam does and is often an enemy to Buster Bunny, much like Sam is to Bugs Bunny), he is a bad-tempered, loud-mouthed, money-hungry tycoon. Like Elmyra, he is a human and attends Acme Looniversity. He is portrayed as a very wealthy character, living in a mansion and not having any friends, just a stubborn little boy. However, he does have a very rarely ever shown sweet side and has at least once been shown to have a good imagination. Elmyra likes Monty a lot, though he usually feels nothing but annoyance towards her. Monty is shown to be an only child and was the very first villain of the series, as seen in the pilot episode when the head of the studio rejected an artist's plans to have a cartoon star Monty.
Fifi La Fume
Fifi La Fume (voiced by Kath Soucie) is a young, purple and white female skunk with a pink bowed ribbon in her hair. Based on Pepé Le Pew, she shares his character traits of having a French accent and aggressively seeking romance, only to find the object of her affection repulsed by her odor and aggressive amorous advances. However, unlike Pepe Le Pew, Fifi often takes being rejected to heart and cries over it (whereas Pepe just brushes off the rejection and continues the chase). Fifi often chases and unsuccessfully attempts to woo boys who have ended up with white stripes painted down their backs, such as Furrball the cat (though, unlike Pepe Le Pew, she doesn't mind if her objects of affection chase her). She lives in a striped 1959 Cadillac in a wreck yard.
Gogo Dodo (voiced by Frank Welker) is a young, green male dodo with blue shoes, and a pink and purple umbrella sticking out from the top of his head. Gogo is noted for performing various bizarre sight gags or stunts. Unlike the other characters who attend Acme Looniversity, Gogo made his home in the Daliesque realm known as Wackyland, a surreal land where backgrounds changed constantly and the entrance to which was located across a bridge on the outskirts of the city of Acme Acres, the usual setting of Tiny Toon Adventures.
According to series writer Paul Dini, Gogo is the only member of the Tiny Toons cast to be a direct relative of one of the Looney Tunes characters; he is the son of the original dodo from the 1938 cartoon Porky in Wackyland retroactively named Yoyo Dodo.
Gogo's catchphrase is "It's been surreal!"
Shirley the Loon
Shirley is based on Daffy Duck's main love interest, Melissa Duck. She speaks with a thick valley girl accent (coincidentally, her voice actress, Gail Matthius, had a recurring character on Saturday Night Live and Laugh Trax who was a valley girl). Although she seems reasonably intelligent, is obsessed with superficial New Age paraphernalia. Her name is derived from fellow New Age aficionado Shirley MacLaine, while the latter part of the name is an obvious pun (she later appeared in an episode of Animaniacs standing next to MacLaine). More often than not, characters refer to Shirley as "Shirley the Loon" rather than "Shirley McLoon". She appears not to notice the negative connotations of the nickname, and, in fact, the mantra she recites while meditating is "Oh, what a loon I am. Oh, what a loon I am."
Shirley is often romantically pursued by Plucky Duck and Fowlmouth. Despite her annoyance with Plucky's flirtatious, Shirley does seem to care for him and date him on occasion. With Fowlmouth, there is no deep-seated affection for him.
When not meditating or fortunetelling, Shirley hangs out with her Looniversity classmates Babs Bunny and Fifi La Fume. She also appears to be a skilled sorceress, as in one episode, she uses her powers to give Plucky the IQ of Einstein to help him ace a test.
In "Love Disconnection", while attending a high school dance, Shirley gets doused with red punch, which triggers her psychokinetic powers and causes a flood at a school dance in a spoof of the Stephen King novel/movie Carrie.
Shirley is a keen ballerina who has to face prejudice when attending an upmarket ballet school otherwise attended exclusively by Perfecto Prep swans. Jealous of her superior dance skills, they mock her accent and try to sabotage her performance at their recital, but are soon thwarted by Shirley's nimble moves and a behind-the-scenes Babs, who is staging a sabotage of her own.
Furrball (vocal effects provided by Frank Welker; on the episodes "Cinemaniacs" and "Buster and the Wolverine", Rob Paulsen provides his voice) is a young, blue male cat with a hole on his right ear and a bandage on his tail. Furrball is usually depicted as living in a cardboard box in an alleyway, although other times he is shown as one of Elmyra's pets and briefly had a home with Mary Melody. He is often a quite peaceful and innocent character, but he is also one of the most unfortunate characters in the show, since he is almost always chased, abused or bullied, often by being squashed. For example, during the intro credits, he gets flattened by a falling upright piano to the lyric of "Furrball is unlucky" while sniffing a flower peacefully. He is less anthropomorphic in nature than the other animal characters, generally walking on all fours and almost always a mute, except for typical cat sounds.
He is based on Penelope Pussycat and the Chuck Jones version of Sylvester the Cat, both of whom are silent. Furrball often chases Sweetie Pie, who is based on Tweety. In one speaking role ("Cinemaniacs"), he was voiced by Rob Paulsen in a mockup of Leonard McCoy from Star Trek. He also has another very brief speaking role in the episode "Buster and the Wolverine".
Dizzy Devil (voiced by Maurice LaMarche) is a young and lavender male Tasmanian devil with a yellow propeller cap, as well as one pink eye and one green eye, and is also crosseyed. He is based on the Tasmanian Devil, and like him, he spins around in circles and eats constantly. Also like Taz, his speech is generally monosyllabic or composed of random noises. But unlike Taz, he has no ears, horns, or a tail. Dizzy is also adored and sometimes accompanied by a trio of young ladies, who often make the other guys, even Montana Max, go crazy. Dizzy meets them in an episode where Dizzy fell in love with a little tornado, thinking that is another Tasmanian Devil, but when the tornado leaves the city, Dizzy falls into depression and then the trio of young ladies got moved and decide to pet him.
Sweetie Pie (voiced by Candi Milo) is a young, pink female canary with a light blue ribbon bow in her plumage. She is based on Tweety Bird; specifically, the Bob Clampett version that depicted Tweety as colored pink and more devious and active in dispatching his feline enemies, compared to the Friz Freleng version, where Tweety often relies on outside forces (such as Sylvester's constant failing, Granny, or Hector the bulldog) to protect him. Sweetie is regularly pursued by Furrball as Tweety is pursued by Sylvester. Sweetie, in turn, chases Bookworm (based on a nameless bookworm character that was featured in Chuck Jones' Sniffles the mouse cartoons) with about the same success as Furrball. In one of her appearances, she is shown to be cared for by an eagle, that at the beginning thought that she was also an eagle, only to find out that she was indeed too crazy and dangerous to take care of. In some instances, she switches from her babyish voice to a louder, more obnoxious voice.
Calamity Coyote (voiced by Frank Welker) is a young, gray male coyote with pink high tops. He is based on Wile E. Coyote. Calamity never speaks, instead communicating through noises and through signs which he pulls out from behind his back. Calamity is also shown to be scientifically proficient, constructing random devices for the other characters. He also pursues Little Beeper unsuccessfully. Like Wile E., Calamity's devices also frequently malfunction, although not nearly as frequently as with his mentor, and some are actually successes whereas Wile E. has far fewer to his name. Calamity is also less antagonistic than Wile E., preferring to work on his various inventions rather than chase Little Beeper.
Little Beeper (voiced by Frank Welker) is a young roadrunner with red and orange feathers and blue sneakers. Much like his Looney Tunes counterpart, the Road Runner, Beeper spends most of his time outrunning and dodging the efforts put into capturing him by Calamity Coyote. Unlike the Roadrunner, though, Beeper can laugh and make other sounds, but he does not speak.
Li'l Sneezer (voiced by Kath Soucie), is based, by name, on the classic animated mouse Sniffles from the Looney Tunes shorts. However, his extremely talkative personality is based on Little Blabbermouse (hence his name being based on aspects of both characters). He is a young, gray male mouse who wears a diaper. He is shown to be allergic to many objects, even those to which no normal person would typically be allergic. His allergies trigger exaggerated, explosive, gale-forced sneezes capable of seriously damaging or destroying buildings, as Elmyra had the misfortune of finding out. He is the youngest of the students at Acme Looniversity, as he is the only one seen wearing diapers. Due to his small size, he is sometimes seen spending time with other smaller students like Sweetie.
Arnold the Pit Bull
Arnold the Pit Bull (voiced by Rob Paulsen) is a white, muscular, and male pit bull with a pair of black sunglasses, parodying Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is one of the few characters who does not attend Acme Looniversity nor is based on an existing Warner Bros. character (though there is some connection between him and Hector the bulldog from the Sylvester and Tweety shorts). Arnold is shown as having various jobs, including lifeguard, doorman, zoo-keeper, security guard, bouncer, and gym owner. He hails from Romania, mentioned in the episode "It's Buster Bunny Time" and that he should move back there because it is safer, which explains his strong accent. His love interest is another white muscular pit bull named "Arnolda".
Byron Basset (voiced by Frank Welker) is a brown, black and white male basset hound, generally portrayed as being slow and lazy. He is based on the Looney Tunes' many dog characters, specifically Sam the Sheepdog and, to a lesser extent, Barnyard Dawg. One sight gag involves him turning around: to do so, he pulls his head and tail inside the folds of his body, and out the other side. He is also shown to be capable of flight, seen in the movie Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation, using his stretchy skin to glide on a waft of air. Byron is sometimes shown to be one of Elmyra's pets as well.
Byron's end tag is a simple "Woof!".
Fowlmouth (voiced by Rob Paulsen) is a young, white male rooster with a blue, short-sleeved shirt. He is based on Foghorn Leghorn, though speaking in a New Yorker accent as opposed to a Southern United States accent. Fowlmouth is shown to be very polite when in his calm demeanor, but when his short temper is provoked, he launches into a bleeped-out swearing tirade. In his first appearance, he was even shown to pepper all of his sentences with profanity, but curbs this when children are around. Other appearances show him using euphemisms instead, likely due to Buster's efforts to train him out of swearing in his premiere episode. His general profane word used in all other appearances is "Dadgum".
Mary Melody (voiced by Cindy McGee in her debut episode "Cross-Country Kitty", and Cree Summer in all other appearances) is a young, female, African-American human. Her name is a pun on the Merrie Melodies series of Warner Brothers shorts. She may be based on Granny, as she is the human master of Furrball, but is modeled after one-shot character So White from the controversial Warner Bros. short "Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs". As with the other human characters in the series, she attends Acme Looniversity. Melody sometimes hangs out with Babs, Shirley and Fifi. Mary has a sweet disposition with almost everybody and is also a bit more realistic about her surroundings than her human counterparts. She also prefers to blend into her surroundings and with her peers rather than kick them out like Montana Max or squeeze them to death like Elmyra Duff (also voiced by Cree Summer). Mary lives in an apartment building in the city of Acme Acres.
Bookworm is a green male worm with large glasses. He is based on the bookworm companion of Sniffles. He works at the Acme Looniversity library and is shown to be well-read, as well as proficient on the computer. In some scenes, he is pursued by Sweetie. Bookworm does not speak. He does, however, say something just before the football game in Buster Busts Loose on the SNES, though it is only onscreen text.
Concord Condor (voiced by Rob Paulsen) is a young, purple male condor. He attends Acme Looniversity and lives in Acme Acres. He is based on Beaky Buzzard. Concord is shown to be shy and dimwitted, often ending sentences in "nope nope nope nope" or "yup yup yup yup". He lives at Acme Zoo, where he spends most of his time relaxing in his nest and watching TV.
Barky Marky (voiced by Frank Welker) is a young, brown, and tan male dog. He is based on the Looney Tunes' many dog characters, specifically Marc Antony and Sam the Sheepdog. Barky Marky is portrayed as a typical canine who loves to play fetch as well as various other sports and activities. Even though Barky starred in his very own short entitled "Go Fetch" with Elmyra Duff, as well as making many cameo appearances on other episodes, appearing in the special Tiny Toon Adventures Spring Break Special and the movie Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation, Barky Marky was still referenced and mocked for his lack of appearances on the Saturday Night Live spoof Weekday Afternoon Live. When Buster Bunny is reading the news out loud from the viewers complaining about him not being in enough episodes, Babs Bunny, posing as a Tiny Toons casting director, asks "Who's Barky Marky?"
Looney Tunes characters
Acme Looniversity staff
The faculty of Acme Looniversity are classic Looney Tunes characters that some of the students are based on:
- Bugs Bunny (voiced by Jeff Bergman in most episodes, Greg Burson in "Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian", "Best of Buster Day" and "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special") – Bugs Bunny is the Principal of Acme Looniversity, boyfriend of Lola Bunny and the mentor of Buster and Babs Bunny.
- Daffy Duck (voiced by Jeff Bergman in most episodes, Joe Alaskey in "New Character Day", Greg Burson in "Two-Tone Town") – Daffy Duck is a teacher at Acme Looniversity who serves as the mentor of Plucky Duck.
- Elmer Fudd (voiced by Jeff Bergman in "Her Wacky Highness", "Psychic Fun-omenon Day", "Tiny Toon Music Television", "K-ACME TV" and "Viewer Mail Day", Greg Burson in "Journey to the Center of Acme Acres", "Wake Up Call of the Wild", "Fields of Honey", "Spring in Acme Acres", "Here's Hamton" and "Weekday Afternoon Live") – Elmer Fudd is a teacher at Acme Looniversity who is the mentor of Elmyra Duff.
- Foghorn Leghorn (voiced by Jeff Bergman in most episodes, Greg Burson in "Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian") – Foghorn Leghorn is a teacher at Acme Looniversity and is the mentor of Fowlmouth (though this is rarely shown in the show).
- Granny (voiced by June Foray) – Granny serves as the Head School Nurse at Acme Looniversity. In the "Looniversity Daze" short "What's Up Nurse," Granny is the receptionist at the Nurse's Office. In the "Best O' Plucky Duck Day" cartoon "One Minute Til Three", Granny is a computer animation teacher, and a recurring gag has her angrily assigning a thousand-page book report to students who get her questions wrong, which she demands to be completed by Monday.
- Pepé Le Pew (voiced by Greg Burson) – Pepé Le Pew is a teacher at Acme Looniversity who is the mentor of Fifi La Fume.
- Pete Puma (voiced by Stan Freberg in most episodes, Joe Alaskey in "Going Places") – Pete Puma works as a janitor at Acme Looniversity.
- Porky Pig (voiced by Bob Bergen in "Animaniacs" and "Hero Hamton", Noel Blanc in "The Wacko World of Sports", "Fields of Honey" and "The Acme Bowl", Joe Alaskey in "Music Day", Greg Burson in "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special") – Porky Pig is a teacher at Acme Looniversity who is the mentor of Hamton J. Pig.
- The Road Runner (voiced by Paul Julian) – The Road Runner is a teacher at Acme Looniversity who is the mentor of Little Beeper.
- Speedy Gonzales (voiced by Joe Alaskey) – Speedy Gonzales is the track coach and sports announcer at Acme Looniversity. He is the mentor of Lightning Rodriguez (although rejected due to fear of backlash on portrayal of Hispanics).
- Sylvester the Cat (voiced by Joe Alaskey in "Test Stressed", "The Wacko World of Sports" and "The Acme Bowl," Jeff Bergman in "Animaniacs", "Viewer Mail Day" and "Son of the Wacko World of Sports") – Sylvester is a teacher at Acme Looniversity who is the mentor of Furrball.
- The Tasmanian Devil (voiced by Jeff Bergman in "Prom-ise Her Anything" and "Animaniacs", Noel Blanc in "You Asked For It, Pt. 1", Maurice LaMarche in "Ask Mr. Popular", Greg Burson in "Best of Buster Day") – The Tasmanian Devil is a teacher at Acme Looniversity who is the mentor of Dizzy Devil.
- Tweety (voiced by Jeff Bergman in most appearances, Bob Bergen in "Animaniacs") – Tweety is a teacher at Acme Looniversity who is the mentor of Sweetie.
- Wile E. Coyote (voiced by Joe Alaskey) – Wile E. Coyote is a teacher at Acme Looniversity who is the mentor of Calamity Coyote.
- Yosemite Sam (voiced by Joe Alaskey in "Gang Busters", "Music Day" and "Best of Buster Day", Charlie Adler in "The Wide World of Elmyra", Jeff Bergman in "Looniversity Daze", "Son of Looniversity Daze" and "K-ACME TV", Maurice LaMarche in "Two-Tone Town") – Yosemite Sam is a teacher at Acme Looniversity who is the mentor of Montana Max. In "Best of Buster Bunny Day", Yosemite Sam was the Vice Principal of Acme Looniversity.
Other Looney Tunes characters
The following characters have made occasional appearances in this show:
- Beaky Buzzard (voiced by Rob Paulsen) – He made a cameo in the episode "High Toon".
- Big Bee (voiced by Frank Welker) – He appeared in the episode "Two-Tone Town" where he is friends with Foxy, Roxy, and Goopy Geer. He is based on the bee from "You're Too Careless with Your Kisses".
- Bosko and Honey (voiced by Don Messick and B.J. Ward) – They appeared in the episode "Fields of Honey".
- Cecil Turtle – He made a cameo in "Going Places" as the bus driver.
- Charlie Dog (voiced by Frank Welker) – He made occasional appearances in the series.
- Count Blood Count (voiced by Frank Welker) – He appeared in the episodes "Stuff That Goes Bump In the Night" and "What Makes Toons Tick".
- Foxy and Roxy (voiced by Rob Paulsen and Desiree Goyette) – They appeared in the episode "Two-Tone Town" where they are friends with Big Bee and Goopy Geer. Here, they are slightly re-designed to look less like Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
- Goopy Geer (voiced by Robert Morse) – He appeared in the episode "Two-Tone Town" where he is friends with Big Bee, Foxy, and Roxy.
- Gossamer (voiced by Frank Welker) – He appeared in the episodes "Cinemaniacs", "What Makes Toons Tick", and "Night Ghoulery".
- Henery Hawk
- Hubie and Bertie
- Hugo the Abominable Snowman (voiced by Joe Alaskey)
- Marc Antony
- Marvin the Martian (voiced by Joe Alaskey) – He made a few appearances on the show with a major role in "Return to the Acme Acres Zone".
- Michigan J. Frog (voiced by John Hillner) – He made appearances in "The Wide World of Elmyra" and "Psychic Fun-omenon Day".
- Penelope Pussycat – She made a cameo in the episode "It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special".
- Playboy Penguin – He made a cameo in the episode "Prom-ise Her Anything".
- Rocky and Mugsy (voiced by Rob Paulsen and Frank Welker) – They appear as juvenile hall inmates in "Gang Busters".
- Sam Sheepdog
- The Three Bears (voiced by Frank Welker, Tress MacNeille, and Stan Freberg) – Pa Bear, Ma Bear, and Junior Bear appeared in two episodes where they were often paired with Elmyra. In the episode "Here's Hamton", Ma Bear was seen as a lunch lady at Acme Looniversity.
- Witch Hazel (voiced by Tress MacNeille in "What Makes Toons Tick", June Foray in "Night Ghoulery")
Tyrone Turtle (voiced by Edan Gross) is a little green male turtle with a hard shell, based on Cecil Turtle, a minor Looney Tunes character. Tyrone Turtle is seen in a few episodes such as "Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow", and "The Wide World of Elmyra".
Marcia the Martian
Roderick and Rhubella Rat
Roderick and Rhubella Rat (voiced by Charlie Adler and Tress MacNeille) are minor characters and students from Perfecto Prep, a rival school of Acme Looniversity. Roderick and Rhubella are rivals of Buster Bunny and Babs Bunny. They are said to be inspired by Disney characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse. They are portrayed as snooty, rich brats who believe they are above everyone else, but always get outdone and outsmarted by the bunny duo. Both Rubella Rat and Margot Mallard are two of the three quite unenthusiastic cheerleaders for Perfecto Prep.
Danforth Drake and Margot Mallard
Danforth Drake and Margot Mallard (voiced by Rob Paulsen and Kath Soucie), like Roderick and Rhubella Rat, are minor characters and students of Perfecto Prep. They are said to be inspired by Disney characters Donald and Daisy Duck. Danforth Drake and Roderick Rat are roommates, and both are members of Perfecto Prep's sports teams. Both Rubella Rat and Margot Mallard are two of the three quite unenthusiastic cheerleaders for Perfecto Prep.
Banjo Possum (voiced by Rob Paulsen), originally called "Woodpile Possum", is one of the minor characters on the show. He first appeared in the movie. He is a young, gray-and-white opossum with blue overalls, a brown-and-red hat, and a banjo. He lives in the swamps and backwoods with his kinfolk, who, unlike himself, tend to capture and prey on innocent travelers who wind up wandering into their territory. It is further confirmed in the "ACME Cable TV" episode that Banjo's family members are inbred and carnivorous. He silently bonds with Buster over the way he can play his banjo in a similar way to how he (Buster) can play his own face, and through this friendship, he later rescues him, Babs, and Byron from a mob of predators (that includes some members of his own family, the alligator daughters who want to marry Buster, and their father) pursuing them late in the movie. Because of his friendship with them, he ultimately decides to enroll at Acme Looniversity at the end of the movie to get some "edumacation" and spend more time with them. Since his debut, he makes other appearances, both speaking and voiceless.
Banjo is roughly based on the character Lonnie from the movie Deliverance.
Witch Sandy (voiced by Sally Struthers) is a witch based on Witch Hazel, and had a one-time appearance on the show in a parody of Hansel and Gretel. She lived in a house made out of carrot cake and drew the attention of Buster and Babs. She tried to use the two in a recipe like Hazel, turning Babs into a non-anthropomorphic white rabbit and summoning her cutlery to try and kill Buster, but she got turned into a goldfish. Sandy wears a cute disguise, but she is actually as hideous-looking as Hazel.
Saul Sheepdog is a blueish green sheepdog puppy based on Sam Sheepdog. He is a silent character. He makes cameo appearances in a few episodes such as "The Acme Bowl" and the short Duck Trek (a parody of Star Trek) from the episode "Cinemaniacs".
Chewcudda (voiced by Frank Welker) is a bull and a minor character on the show. He only appeared in one episode, "A Quack in the Quarks", a parody of Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope. Chewcudda was a parody of Chewbacca, except he is a bull and not a wookiee like Chewbacca. He is based on the Looney Tunes character Toro the bull from Bully for Bugs.
Chewcudda goes along for the ride with Plucky and Frank and Ollie (two young alien ducklings who came to Earth seeking a savior, but instead found Plucky), as they set off to try and take down Duck Vader (a parody of Darth Vader) and his versions of the stormtroopers (with armor shaped in the form of a duck)). Plucky mistakes him for a bean bag at first and sits on him, but Chewcudda reveals himself and yells at Plucky. Plucky sticks out his tongue at the large bull, and this makes Chewcudda furious. He charges into him. Chewcudda charges into anything (or anyone) when he sees the color red, as Ollie states, "It's the bull in him."
Later, he is captured by the stormtroopers and his feet are tied up together by rope. He chews on grass (hence the pun "Chew" in his name) and spits it at a couple of the stormtroopers, knocking them over. When Frank throws a bottle of ketchup at Duck Vader, it busts and covers him in it, causing Chewcudda to break free from his rope and charge into Vader, sending him across the room and knocking him unconscious.
The Wackyland Rubber Band
The Wackyland Rubber Band is what the name implies, a band of animorphic rubber bands that are residents of Wackyland. Capable of shaping themselves into various instruments from drums to horns, this lively quartet can play almost anything and is usually featured in large or important events, such as the halftime show of the football game in "The Acme Bowl" or the source of the music at the junior prom in "Prom-ise Her Anything".
Lightning Rodriguez is a rejected mouse character based on Speedy Gonzales. According to creator Tom Ruegger, Rodriguez was conceived as a Latino character with speed as his main trait. But the staff of the show decided they already had a fast character in Little Beeper, so the character would be superfluous. Creating a younger version of Speedy was not a high priority. The Speedy Gonzalez series were already attracting criticism for their characters' ethnicity, and it was feared Rodriguez would be seen as an ethnic stereotype.
Despite this, Rodriguez actually made two appearances on the show; one was in "The Acme Bowl", where he is seen singing with the other 'Tiny Toons' around a campfire at night before playing against Perfecto Prep. His other appearance is in the episode "You Asked for It", where Plucky displays a machine that shows which character the fans want to see (Rodriguez is one of the characters that passes by on the machine's screen).
Lady May (voiced by Kath Soucie) is a pink female pig based on Petunia Pig. She only appeared at the beginning of "Buster and Babs Go Hawaiian", where Hamton stars in his own segment "Fleche de Lard" (meaning "arrow the lard"). When they are about to kiss, Buster and Babs interrupt the segment. Lady May ends up kissing Plucky.
In the segment itself, villainous Lord Sebastian (a wild boar) tells Lady May (the damsel in distress) that he plans to take her as his wife. Then "Sir Hamton the Prudent" comes to the rescue, challenging the villain to a sword duel. Hamton calls for Plucky as Knave Pluck to give him his sword. He battles Lord Sebastian, defeats him, and chases him away. Hamton thus saves Lady May. She and Hamton are about to kiss, only to be interrupted by Buster and Babs, who complain about not being in the cartoon. She is last seen in the background, kissing Plucky while Hamton tells them that this cartoon was his vehicle to stardom.
Egghead Jr. is a one-shot character who greatly resembles Elmer Fudd (who himself had evolved from an earlier character named Egghead). In "Plucky's Dastardly Deed", he is "the smartest kid in class", whom Plucky aims to swap tests with. Egghead Jr. is based on the obscure Looney Tunes character Egghead. The former's head is a bit larger and his nose is smaller. The latter was never officially seen on Tiny Toon Adventures.
Julie Bruin (voiced by Julie Brown) is an attractive anthropomorphic female bear and a caricature/parody of her voice actress Julie Brown, who appears in the episode "Tiny Toon Music Television" in a segment called Just Say Julie Bruin which is a parody of Brown's MTV Music Video show Just Say Julie.
She first appears after the opening credits of her sketch, where she is laying down what seems to be a version of Twister. She then tells the viewers that she's having a 1960s-style tango party with Buster and Babs, who said they invited Madonna to her party. When Buster and Babs arrive, they seem to be alone. Buster and Babs tell her that they did not say Madonna but Fuddonna (Elmer Fudd in drag).
Julie puts on a music video starring Montana Max singing, "Money (That's What I Want)". She later makes a non-speaking appearance in the same music video on Monty's cruise ship, where he tosses her into the ocean. He throws a lifesaver for her to float on, but she gets hit in the head with it instead.
Gotcha Grabmore (voiced by Joan Gerber) is an evil businesswoman who kills wild animals to make cosmetics. She only makes two appearances in "Raining Daze" where she tries to kill a seal. She later returned in "Whale's Tales" where she tries to kill some whales.
Gotcha first appears in the segment "Fur-Gone Conclusion" as the main antagonist. When Buster and Babs take a wrong turn on their way to Aruba and end up in Antarctica, Babs gets frozen in a block of ice and is defrosted by a baby seal. Gotcha captures the baby seal and attempts to skin it, so Babs and Buster disguise themselves as the Vanderbunnys in an attempt to save it.
Gotcha returns in the episode, "Whale's Tales", again as the main antagonist. She builds a new cosmetics factory and teams up with a crew of octopi pirates, led by Octavius. Together, they capture a mother whale, leaving her baby in the hands of Elmyra Duff. Buster and Babs rescue the baby whale and he takes them to Gotcha's factory. Gotcha plans to kill the mother whale to use her blubber for her cosmetics. She even threatens to kill the baby, to "make baby oil."
Gotcha makes a cameo appearance in the "A Cat's Eye View" episode segment "Party Crasher Plucky", where she is one of the celebrities seen attending Shirley MacLaine's party.
Dr. Gene Splicer
Dr. Gene Splicer is a mad scientist.
Sappy Stanley (voiced by Jonathan Winters) is a green elephant and very jealous of Bugs Bunny. He has made only one appearance, in "Who Bopped Bugs Bunny?", which is a parody of Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. Sappy Stanley is a parody of Terrytoons character Sidney the Elephant a.k.a. Silly Sidney. Sidney was created by Gene Deitch.
As a baby, Stanley discovered he had the ability to make others laugh, when chimpanzees threw coconuts at his head and laughed at him. Throughout the 1950s, Stanley starred in many classic cartoons. His best cartoon was "Which Way to the Arctic?", which involved him getting hit by coconut-throwing chimpanzees. The film was nominated for the Hollywood Shloscar (a parody of the Oscars), but lost to Knighty Knight Bugs (1958). Outraged, Stanley moved to Paris, where he became a national star, but slowly began building up his revenge against Bugs Bunny.
The historical background to the episode was the nomination of Silly Sidney's second short, called "Sidney's Family Tree" (1958), for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. It lost to Knighty Knight Bugs.
The Wolverine who tries to eat the Tiny Toons.
The Coyote Kid
The Coyote Kid (voiced by Frank Welker) is a brown coyote who is an outlaw and is the main antagonist of "High Toon". He bears a close resemblance to Wile E. Coyote, but is not to be confused with him.
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